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September 9th, 2013

07:31 pm: Not a bad first week at the job. Busy, though. Friday was an absolute bear, despite being the only day that I had one store to go to (I usually hit two stores a day). A conference call all through the drive back from Vienna (on the West Virginia-Ohio border; about two hours) and almost home. I didn't eat lunch until 3:30. Not a good state of mind to be in.

I had an interview today. I'm going to keep looking for better positions. This job is decent, and I'm pretty confident I can do it, but I'm not fond enough of it to keep it up for very long. If something comes along, like the position that I interviewed for today, which I was more familiar with and paid better, then I'm going to take it. We'll see if I get the job. I should find out tomorrow.

Current Mood: tiredtired

February 14th, 2013

10:27 am: I am getting mightily sick of snow. I was never much of a fan to begin with, but I'm really going off of it now.


January 22nd, 2013

03:15 pm: For Christmas, badnoodles' father gave her a weather station, which we have set up in our bedroom. I have gotten into the habit of checking the outside temperature before I go downstairs for breakfast, to give me an idea of how cold it's going to be outside when I leave for work. This morning, the exterior temperature reading was "---", so I went to my computer and checked Weather.com. It was 8 DEGREES FARENHEIT outside.

Fuck Winter. Fuck it in the ear.

Current Mood: coldcold

January 4th, 2013

01:55 pm: Quote of the Moment
"Today I made an appearance downtown
I am an expert witness, because I say I am
And I said, 'Gentleman....and I use that word loosely....
I will testify for you
I'm a gun for hire, I'm a saint, I'm a liar
Because there are no facts, there is no truth
Just a data to be manipulated
I can get any result you like
What's it worth to ya?
Because there is no wrong, there is no right
And I sleep very well at night
No shame, no solution
No remorse, no retribution
Just people selling T-shirts
Just opportunity to participate in the pathetic little circus
And winning, winning, winning"

-- The Devil, from Don Henley's "The Garden of Allah" (1996)


December 25th, 2012

11:08 pm: Merry Christmas to all who read my LJ. IF it's not your holiday of choice, creed, or belief, then please feel free to substitute the one of your choice. The sentiment will still remain.


December 21st, 2012

10:20 am: Well, everything appears to still be here. I mean, it's snowing outside, but that's par for the course for December in West Virginia, or so I've been led to believe. No earthquakes, birds or snakes, or aeroplanes, and while Lenny Bruce isn't afraid, that would be because he's dead.

Let's move on, shall we?


December 13th, 2012

08:30 am: Just a quick note: The natural gas explosion that everyone's been hearing about was in Sissonville, just north of the state capital of West Virginia. Nowhere near me.

August 23rd, 2012

03:30 pm: Quote of the Moment
"Arguing with other people on the Internet is just marginally more productive than counting all the ants in your garden." - Larissa, Sandra and Woo


July 31st, 2012

09:02 am: A request for the video game industry....
Being a gamer, comic book reader, and avid fantasy/sci-fi fan with a deep love of the classic pulps, I get it. I understand the need/desire/appeal for pin-up art. Larry Elmore, Boris Vallejo, Luis Royo, J. Scott Campbell... hell, even Richard Corben, I get you guys. I have been your target audience.

That being said... could we have a few more action heroines that actually dress either a) in period and/or b) sensibly. Like this young lady.

I'll leave the discussion of the awesomeness of a Woman of Color as an action heroine to those with a bigger stake in that fight than I, but I will say that I think it is pretty awesome, especially since she actually looks like something other than a Caucasian with dark skin.


July 30th, 2012

04:15 pm: Film Review - "Let the Right One In"
Watched "Let the Right One In" last night (the original Swedish film, not "Let Me In," which is the American remake). Nice creepy little vampire film. A bit slow in spots, but it did a good job of reminding me that Sweden is dark for a lot longer in the winter than much of the continental U.S., so a vampire can survive quite well for a long time.

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If you like quiet, creepy films and don't have a problem with slow action and subtitles, I recommend you find a copy of this one. It's not the sad, poetic justice of a Benicio del Toro ghost story like "The Devil's Backbone" or "The Orphanage," but it does have a nice feel to it and some interesting characters.

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